Potato & Broccoli Bake with Bacon Bits

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Potatoes, broccoli, a creamy sauce & everything gratinated with cheese. That’s all it takes to cook a delicious potato bake & make the whole family happy.

Rosemary & thyme give the potato dish the special seasoning, alternatively the spices can also be replaced at your own taste. Have fun cooking!

Cooked/Baked today: Potato Broccoli Bake with Bacon Bits
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 1 hour & 30 minutes
Category: Main Dishes, Casserole Dishes, Fast Food, Meat Dishes, Recipes with Potatoes
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Potato Broccoli Bake with Bacon Bits

Potato Broccoli Bake with Bacon Bits

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 1 kilogram waxy potatoes
  • 500 grams broccoli
  • 300 milliliters milk
  • 200 milliliters cream
  • 100 grams smoked bacon
  • 150 grams grated cheese
  • A tablespoon each of butter & flour
  • A teaspoon rosemary & thyme
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Salt & pepper
  • Possibly rosemary for garnishing

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • Saucepan or small pot
  • Whisk
  • Suitable baking dish



Peel potatoes and then cut or slice them very thin using a knife or slicer. Divide broccoli into fine florets or roughly cut into slices. Cut bacon into fine cubes. Preheat oven to 180°C (top/bottom heat) in good time.

Preparations for Sauce

Preparations for Sauce

…for sauce:

Put a tablespoon butter in a saucepan & allow melt over low to medium heat. Once the butter is completely melted & starts to foam add a tablespoon of flour & stir together with a whisk & allow to sweat briefly. Next, pour in 300 milliliters cold milk and mix well until there are no flour lumps left.

Then pour in 200 milliliters cream, also season with a teaspoon each of rosemary & thyme, ½ teaspoon nutmeg & a good pinch of salt & pepper. Bring the sauce to a boil over low to medium heat stirring constantly, simmer for about 1 minute while stirring and then remove from heat.

Cooking Potato Broccoli Bake

Cooking Potato Broccoli Bake

…for potato broccoli bake:

Transfer potatoes & broccoli to a suitable baking dish & mix a bit. Next spread the bacon cubes on top of the potato slices, pour the hot cream sauce over the potatoes & finally sprinkle everything with 150 grams grated cheese. Put the casserole in the preheated oven and bake for 50 – 60 minutes until the potatoes are cooked.

Get the done potato bake out of the oven, dish up on plates and serve garnished with some chopped rosemary. I wish you lots of fun cooking 😉

Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):

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